Blues weigh up Wellens move

McLeish keen on Foxes midfielder

Wellens: Birmingham target

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Skysports.com understands Birmingham are lining up a move for Leicester City star Richie Wellens.

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Wellens has enjoyed a fine season with Leicester this term and he impressed last weekend with a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester City in their FA Cup clash.

The classy midfielder came through the ranks at Manchester United before moving on to Blackpool after failing to establish himself at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has won himself a reputation as one of the best talents outside the top flight and his performances have courted interest from a number of clubs in the Premier League over the years.

Birmingham are believed to have held a long-term interest in Wellens with Blues manager Alex McLeish a big admirer of the attacking midfielder.

McLeish is keen to bolster his midfield options in this month's transfer window and he has been linked with the likes of Blackpool's Charlie Adam.

However, Wellens could be a more attractive option for McLeish as he could be available for a cut-price fee with the player having just 18 months to run on his current contract.

Leicester would be reluctant to lose Wellens, but they would find it hard to keep the player if the chance of a move to the Premier League came about.